Dr. Michel Couillard, PMP
Head / Underwater Warfare Section
Atlantic Research Centre, Defence Research and Development Canada / Government of Canada
Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Monday, October 28th, 2019
Situational awareness in all domains, including the underwater environment, is essential to assert Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic, to support the Canadian Armed Forces mission to defend our Nation, and to ensure Canada plays a critical role in our defence partnership of North America with the United States. This session will discuss the science and technology efforts conducted under the Canadian Arctic Underwater Sentinel Experimentation (CAUSE) project investigating new technologies providing wide area underwater and under-ice surveillance in the Canadian Arctic, including the Arctic basin and within the Archipelago. Through environmental data collection, technology demonstrations and the provision of advice, this project will assist the Canadian Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in increasing their underwater situational awareness in the changing Arctic environment.